Tag Archive | insects

Now Is A Great Time To Protect Your Ash Trees

Last week I explained how the emerald ash borer (EAB) made its way to our area and how you can keep more from arriving. Today, I’m going to tell you how to protect your own trees from attack and how to treat them if they’re already hosting this insidious pest. We can apply a preventive […]

Lawn Grubs Are Back

It happens every year in late summer and early fall. A new generation of grubs hatch in many area lawns and begin their feeding frenzy. But, they are small, weak and near the surface, making them vulnerable to pest control efforts. Grubs are the larvae of European chafers and Japanese beetles. They are white, soft […]

Bumper Crop Of Mosquitoes And Other Pests Expected

This year’s April showers left plenty of puddles in their wake. Perhaps puddle is an understatement. Rather, we had extensive flooding, which left a lot of standing water, and standing water is mosquitoes’ favorite breeding grounds. Besides being plentiful, entomologists expect an early hatch of these disease carrying insects. They carry everything from malaria to […]

Keeping Your Trees Healthy This Summer

Now that your trees are all leafed out, how do they look? Nice and green? Plenty of foliage? This is a good sign that they’re healthy. To be sure, though, I recommend that you call for a tree inspection by one of our 10 Certified Arborists. We’ll check the trunk, branches and roots to be […]

Why Plant Health Care Is So Important This Year

Imported, invasive pests are coming at us in droves. Last week, I wrote about the emerald ash borer, but this is only one invasive pest that came from abroad. Granted it’s getting most of the attention because it’s the most active invasive here. Last month, Cornell Cooperative Extension of Monroe County held a first detectors […]

There’s Hope For EAB Eradication

Research on ways to eradicate the emerald ash borer (EAB) is beginning to yield some interesting results. We already have effective chemical controls, such as the Tree-Age that we inject into trees. This product is most effective when applied as a preventive before a tree is infected. However, it can also be used as an […]

Buying Firewood This Winter

If you have a wood burning fireplace or heat with a wood burning stove, how’s your firewood supply? If it’s low and you’re shopping for a firewood supplier, these tips are for you. The first tip is to buy locally. Regular readers know that I firmly believe that buying locally is best, especially for plants. […]